Rasa podi - traditional method of mine
Rasam powder or rasa podi
20 to 25 red chillies according to our taste
Dry roast all the ingredients after adding a little oil in a pan. Roast the chillies separately. Allow them cool in air
Dry grind in a mixer to get rasa podi and store it in an air tight container
Rasa podi method- simple and easy.
Easy rasam without rasa podi
Lemon rasam wth tomato and ginger
Cook chopped tomatoes in a vessel. Add thoor dhall water and allow the combination to boil. Now add green chilles, ginger pieces, salt, asafoetida. When the rasam is about to boil, switch off the stove , remove from the stove and add lemon juice and stir well. Saute with cumin seeds, mustrard and red chilles. Tamarind is not used. I have used one big tomato and one medium sized lemon. This can vary depending upon the size and flavour we need.